Kharkiv - Proletarska Square - Annunciation Cathedral
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Poltavskyi Shchlyakh (a road to Poltava) begins its way from Proletarska Square (the streets of Kharkiv that were formed in the middle of the 18th century were actually roads, leading to other towns — Moscow, Sumy, Belgorod). From this point, there opens a good view of Poltavskyi Shchlyakh and the adjacent streets with a silhouette of the Ozeryanska Church in the background (124, Poltavskyi Shlyakh). The church was built by architect V. Nemkin in 1894–1905 on the way of the miraculous Ozeryanska icon procession to the Holy Shroud Monastery.
As we move towards Khalturin Spusk, to the left of the stairs, the Dormition Cathedral belfry is revealed in all its splendor; further on behind the green slopes of the terrace park the golden domes of the Holy Shroud Cathedral sparkle in the sun.
The tall construction dominates the area on this side of the river, it is an integral component of the panoramic view of the western part of the city. The Cathedral is distinguished by abundant small details and polychromatic facade (striped brickwork — in which red brick layers are combined with light plaster — resembles of the ancient Byzantine buildings)
The unusual design of the Cathedral combines in one construction a
The Annunciation Cathedral, with a capacity for 4000 people, is generally considered the largest and the most lavish one in Kharkiv. The interiors of the Cathedral are beautiful with the main altar boasting the icons made from the white Carrara marble, as well as the icons painted on zinc boards by artists A. Danilevskyi and M. Mykhailov.
The relics of Constantinople Thaumaturge Saint Afanasiy, Venerable Melentiy and Saint Martyr Aleksandr, intensifying the power of prayers, are kept at the Cathedral.
Afanasiy the Thaumaturge visited the Moscovite state and Ukraine
in the 17th century at the invitation of Czar Aleksey Mikhailovich, he visited
Hetman Bohdan Khmelnitskyi, visited the famous Mharskiy Cloister where he died.
His relics were later delivered to the Annunciation Cathedral. Venerable Melentiy
served God and Church in Kharkiv in the 18th century. Saint Martyr Aleksandr
died in the